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Collateral - 2004
U.S. Box Office: $101 million
Actual nominees that year: "Million Dollar Baby," "Finding Neverland," "The Aviator," "Ray"
Winner: "Million Dollar Baby"
Justification: Gaining acclaim for director Michael Mann and both stars Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise, this is another example of a film that received a key editing nod as a sign for the respect it held within the industry. The summer release was overshadowed by a very independent thinking group of five candidates, but it would have been a contender if this year's rules were in effect.
Other potential nominees: "Hotel Rwanda," "The Incredibles," "Being Julia," "The Bourne Supremacy"